New Madrid Compendium

Here you will find listings of over 600 references that are related to the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812.

These references include newspaper articles, scientific articles, folklore, maps, and eyewitness accounts, such as the one below:

This account of the New Madrid Earthquake was recorded by George Heinrich Crist, residing at the time in the north-central Kentucky county of Nelson, near the present location of Louisville.

The Science of New Madrid
For scientific information on these events, the article described in the abstract below, "The Enigma of the New Madrid Earthquakes" by Arch Johnston and Buddy Schweig, is available for download in PDF format. This article was published in the Annual Review of Earth Planet Science in 1996.

Download the The Enigma of the New Madrid Earthquakes.